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from superstorm sandy. in new york city, look at this, commuters trying to pack that bus trying to get on last night because it is so hard to get around and so few options. today some subway lines have been restored after getting flooded out. governor cuomo has declared a transit state of emergency. all transit fares will be waived through tomorrow. drivers won't be allowed into the city with less than three people, in their car. stay with abc7 morning news coming up katie marzullo will have much more on the storm's aftermath. >>> to help people affected by superstorm sandy you can text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call go to 1-800-redcross. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >> live look outside now. [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. some of the rain totals on live doppler almost an inch santa rosa, half inch novato, third of an inch san francisco, quarter inch palo alto, a 10th in san jose. here's a look at radar returns most impressive east bay valleys through the santa cruz mountains into the santa clara valley light rain through 9:00, skies op
on the first day of trading since superstorm sandy. stocks were choppy throughout the session. they closed mixed throughout the day. dow closed down 10 points. home depot closed higher on the dow. expected demand of home and construction supplies sent shares up 2%. that makes sense. facebook shares tumbled 4%. a lockup expired on 229 million shares today. another 804 million shares will become unlocked on november 14th. >>> lots of damage to assess. the president just spoke after touring new jersey with governor chris christie today. while super storm sandy continues on its path of destruction the area northeast of pittsburgh is the latest to get hit. leaving close to million pennsylvania residents without power. joining me on the phone in a fox business exclusive is pennsylvania governor. governor, thanks for coming on. i know you're spending the day in philadelphia and looking at power lines and talking to power line workers. what did you see there? >> we're in philadelphia up in northern bucks county talking to people at a shelter. we've seen a lot of areas without electricity. i've gon
at the national aquarium fared during superstorm sandy. >> and sandy still bringing snow to the area. some mixed showers. we'll talk about how to things will develop into the rest of the week. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >>> it wasn't just people we were worried about, but we wanted to keep the animals safe. the national aquarium seemed to and tell pretty well. >> we have a selection of personalities in animals, the same as you see in people. some are aware of changes in the environment. animals handle it very well. we didn't have any issues with them. >> just like a lot of us, the aquarium workers were concerned about losing power and possible flooding but every
that collapsed during superstorm sandy is still hanging precariously over one of the busiest cross streets in manhattan. we'll take you live to the scene next and the massive litigation that is sure to follow because this crane collapsed as it was sitting on the roof of this building even though we anticipated this storm. >>> later, millions are still without power as we speak across the east coast. damage estimates mounting in the billions of dollars. courtney reagan is tallying it up in few minutes. >>> and how will hurricane sandy affect the elections? we're back in a moment. oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550
, with the aftermath of superstorm sandi and full scope of devastation that's just now coming into view. these are new pictures just in to cnn minutes ago. the storm's death toll in the united states stands now at 40. new york police say 22 were killed in the city alone. check out this video from an nypd helicopter. across the region, thousands of people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. many were chased to their rooftops to escape the rising waters. today, as national guard troops roll into overwhelmed towns and villages, normalcy seems so far out of reach. more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power. and many will be shivering bus they don't have heat either for days and days to come. we have a lot to cover this morning. let's begin by narrowing our focus. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's bea
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and 6 million homes and businesses. and back up batteries and generators are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the substation explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flooded after the storm. down at the jersey shore the devastation is even worse. president obama visited
killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun for cutting in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with problems people are facing. >> reporter: good morning. the number of utility workers from around the country getting their power back online, mass transit coming back online, but there's so many problems, there's so many people who have lost homes, the temperatures are dropping, they don't have electricity, they don't have heat so small wonder that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up th
to be evacuated. many had standing wart and debris all around. >>> days after riding out superstorm sandy, we see some of new jersey. >> reporter: atlantic city is one of the hardest hit areas. you can see the debris that blue when hurricane sandy came through. along the jersey shower a new view, and not the one most residents and tourists ever expected to see. the coast lien changed by a monster storm. >> i actually grew up in the city. it just hurts a lot. >> reporter: this afternoon dozens of residents came out to see the damage for themselves, telling us and each other stories about how they road out hurricane sandy. >> i was sitting in my room. you didn't know if the window would shatter. >> it's something you can't believe. >> reporter: this man is a doctor. he stayed behind at a local hospital as sandy made landfall. >> they were evacuatin i'm originally from afghanistan. i can relate to this. we didn't evacuate. my son, he wants to see it. >> reporter: normally this is a booming tourist mecca. right now it's empty. there's plenty of damage and most places don't even have power. cleaning u
over by superstorm sandy. officials trying to figure out a way to bring that crane down safely. workers and residents in the area have been evacuated that is one cleanup job still left in the aftermath of the storm. >>> at least 50 deaths are an tributed to the storm. more than eight million without power. new york authorities say it could be days before the subway system is pumped dry and service fully restored, hopefully tomorrow but it could be longer. two of new york's three major airports reopened today, laguardia will remain closed due to flooding wall street does reopen using back-up generators for the first time with mayor bloomberg plan fog ring the opening bell. >> with the power out crime has become an increasing concern in new york city looting has occurred from the bronx to brooklyn and the famous coney island thieves have taken what sandy didn't destroy. the storm broken open security gates allowing looters to get access to damaged businesses. merchants say they lost cash and merchandise. police have made a few arrests some of the city's wealthier neighborhoods have hired
.com at the bottom. >>> 6:14. breaking news coverage of superstorm sandy continues. tahman bradley joins us from maryland where it was a different picture when we talked to him yesterday. >> reporter: good morning. the weather has let up just a bit we are seeing people returning to the beach front to see what is going on. sandy is the monster we all feared. it is going to take days to assess damage. this morning we know millions are waking up impacted. along the east coast this morning, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark, 1.5 million forced evacuate, sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast bringing 80 mile per hour winds and flooding high tides rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded last night new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in, in the dark given all the various hazards that would occur. >> reporter: new york city has hit by a 13 foot surge of s
of superstorm sandy. the latest estimates coming out. ashley: the trading now but why not monday or tuesday? charlie gasparino working this story for us. we will be here soon to talk about it more. dollars fairing today how the currency is doing against the greenback. the yen and canadian dollar is down. we will be right back. >> 21 minutes past the hour your fox news minute. officials confirmed a florida bomb disposal team was sent to guantanamo navy base in cuba after hurricane sandy turned up what appeared to be a 500 pound bomb. the object which was discovered around and:00 a.m. tuesday was entered. the base posted an all clear notice on its face those page this morning. superstorm sandy claimed the life of an off-duty police officer monday night. nypd says 28-year-old died while assuring seven family members to safety as floodwaters surged into his staten island home. the officer was assigned to the department's first precinct. take a look at this incredible video. sandy shows off her strength as she ripped this tree out of the ground. this happened on the north shore of long island at
here on nbr! >> tom: hurricane sandy is now super-storm sandy as it clashes with another weather system, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurricane irene did $10 billion damage 14 months ago. >> susie: wall street was closed again today for the s
correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge rushed over the wall. >> it's the unknown. it's the storm of the century. >> reporter: roads and cars wer
of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore this morning are facing months, even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in atlantic city, where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. 14 people dead in new jersey right now. there is concern that number might rise as more homes are sear searched. on wednesday, president obama walked along new jersey's battered coastline, side by side with governor chris christie. both offering encouragement to sandy's survivors. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: after getting an aerial view of the devastati
carrier. the airports have been rough over the past couple of days with superstorm sandy. in our neck of the woods, definitely quieting down. the unsettled weather will continue for 24 more hours as the storm system pulls out. next we turn to the potential for very dense fog. and we have to get through very gusty winds later on today as the system pulls out. what to expect? showers will clear by midday. most of the activity has been trending from north to south. still about 58 degrees here in san jose. you're already in the 60s in the city where the sun is breaking through. a mix of sun and clouds throughout the remainder of the day. sunset tonight at 6:10. it's going down so early. but as you know, we have a time change just around the corner. a little patchy fog on friday. widespread fog saturday. and settled weather, comfortable conditions, good-looking weekend. that's your tease. >> and the weekend is spectacular with that extra hour to sleep. >> that just makes everything better. >> see you in a minute. >>> she mentioned superstorm sandy. millions across the northeast are beginni
Ñi softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. he re-focused squarely on his rival >> if president obama is reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. obama for this proposal he outlined earlier. >> i said i want to consolidate the government agencies, we should have one secretary of business, instead of nine different departments. >> we don't need the secretary of business to understand business. we need a president who understands business. and i do. >> reporter: this afternoon in richmond, mr. romney called on supporters to give to the red cross but was interrupted by protesters. >> that is what caused this monster storm. >> reporter: at the center of the response to the storm, new york city's mayor michael bloomberg said that climate change contributed to the storm, and endorsed mr. obama as the best candidate to tackle the climate change, saying he could still inspire the hope he did four years ago, despite what mr. bloomberg called a disappointing four
about some of the improvements that have been made since superstorm sandy. talking about the world trade center memorial, still under water, but that should be pumped out today, he said. but the big headline is that all power, he says, has been restored in manhattan. and one other note, fuel trucks, we're told, are going to be in the new york-new jersey area. the u.s. department of defense and the president have ordered this and there will be a ten-gallon limit. there's been a real problem for folks there trying to get gasoline in their cars, so that is certainly some good news as well. now more on superstorm sandy. take a look at these stunning before-and-after photos that we're just getting from google earth. this first one is from brick township, new jersey. on the right, if you look closely, you can see the cared remains of a neighborhood and some small fires still glowing. and this is on the new jersey coast, one of new jersey's barrier islands. you the see it now has a small river running through where a cluster of homes actually used to be. i actually saw that area for myself. it
the political end game to more now on that slow, steady recovery from superstorm sandy, emergency teams are still doing the grim work of finding sandy's victims. and as i said the death toll in the u.s. has risen to at least 106 people. many areas are still without power. and authorities warn that it could be a week, a week before they get it back. 2.7 million households in the dark. nearly 3 million. electricity not the only thing in short supply. gas lines are still a reality for people in new york and new jersey and millions of gallons of fuel are being trucked to those affected areas. well, new jersey governor chris christie has ordered rationing in dozens of counties there. despite all the suffering there are signs of hope. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally in under one week. 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> and workers are busy securing the crane that left dangling by sandy's fierce winds. look at that thing, officials say it could take up to 36 hours to finish that job. you know, the economy is a
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has died as a result of superstorm sandy. the latest death happen near oakland in garrett county. an elderly man died of shoveling snow in the mountainous region buried under 2 feet of snow. the state highway in ministration has deployed cruise to western maryland to help with the cleanup. in the aftermath, ocean city -- specialists are speaking out. they say levels are rising a century. some say it is too soon to say global warming is a factor but there's evidence that superstars could be the new norm. -- superstorms could be the norm. >> it is clearly -- we will expect more. >> scientists say as it landed more to the south, baltimore could have seen a catastrophic 14 foot storm surge. >> book president of canada are spending today's new job reports. -- both presidential candidates are spinning today's new job reports. with more people starting to look for work, the jobless rate picked up towards to 7.9%. president obama said the numbers are part of a pattern of progress that includes a strong auto industry, rising home values and less dependence on foreign oil. mitt romney call
crews are getting as they head up to new jersey to help in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. crews from northern alabama say crews in new jersey told them they could not start working in the garden state because they're not in the union. so last night they turned around and went home. more than a million people are still in the dark in new jersey. we'll have more on the recovery efforts after the storm coming up at 6:15. >>> new information tonight about a series of attacks on women in northern virginia. fairfax county police believe the same man wanted in seven groping attacks struck yesterday afternoon for an 8th time. this time he grabbed a woman waitaccount at a bus stop in the 7200 block of commerce street in springfield. now, the suspect description mahes this sketch that was released after the earlier incident. if you know any information that can help police, give them a call. >>> in fauquier county tonight police are investigating a deadly shooting involving one of their own. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in fauquier county. an incident that started with a car crash where you se
, including those 80 homes that were consumed by that fire in queens. recovery from superstorm sandy could be as mayor michael bloomberg is calling it, a massive, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in chelsea, new york, this morning with the latest on the damage there. rob, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. well, some of the damage behind me, one of a few buildings that were ripped off. nobody hurt miraculously. lower manhattan is still in the dark. day two now and it could be several more before it's all said and done. the estimates are between 2 and 4 days before places south basically of about 30th street will be back online. you go outside of the city and up towards westchester county could be as much as ten days. just down the street from us the con ed headquarters, yesterday we chased down the incident commander there up in the war room or situation room as they call it. we got his thoughts on the storm in general, and the system that he has to supervise. >> substations are only part of the problem. we had the luxury of an underground network in manhattan. there are n
, road flooded, trees toppled, at least 50 deaths now blamed on superstorm sandy. those stories straight ahead. we're going to look at all that damage and talk school closings. good wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. the storm knocked out power lines for 8 million people across 17 states, as far west as michigan. and today president barack obama will head to new jersey to take a look at the damage caused by sandy. >> yeah, it's bad up there. and abc 2 news' renee marsh is live this morning in hoboken, new jersey, an area that was hit very hard. she's going to show us some of the damage and tell us how the national guard was called in. >>reporter: well, president obama will visit hard-hit new jersey today, and in this hoboken area, the mayor says that some 15,000 to 20,000 people remain trapped inside of their homes because of flood waters. now the national guard is here to help rescue some of those people, but this is just one of many neighborhoods still suffering from sandy's wrath. residents across the eastern seaboard are beginning to pick up the pieces in
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
much. good luck up there. >> thank you. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy still lingering this morning but her days are numbered. the latest on her path coming up next. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a late night fire here in the district. we are live with the latest on the investigation. plus, the race for the white house kicks into full gear today as the president returns to the campaign trail for the first time since sandy. a new poll is out showing an even tighter race. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> the last effects of superstorm sandy are being felt in the mountains. the storm brought up to three feet of snow to parts of west virginia and western maryland leaving thousands in the dark. several more inches are possible before the storm dies out for good later on this week. today, governor martin o'malley will visit those hardest hit. >> you have to keep reminding injureself
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. superstorm sandy moved to shore in just the past two hours near atlantic city, new jersey. the massive storm is pounding the eastern sea board and already prompted officials to shut down public transportation in new york, washington, and philadelphia. reporter karen cleed is live now in manhattan to tell us and show us what it's like there right now. good evening, karen. >> sandy has made land fall wreaking havoc in her path. tonight the waiting game is over . >> the storm is intensifying along the east coast. the worst of its kind in nearly a century. >> this is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes. >> sandy could be historic seen here stretching up the atlantic from the international space station with crashing waves and flooding hours before the worst of the storm arrived. one early casualty, the hms bounty. the ship sank about 90 miles off cape haterras, north carolina. the coast guard rescued 14 crew members. meanwhile officials urged those on land, evacuate if you are at. stay home if you are not
. >>> grim news from the east coast this morning. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. two of the victims were young children found on staten island three days after being swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines frustrating drivers in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun to cut in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston reports that gas is also hard to find on the jersey shore. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands o
is always a scenic spot but superstorm sandy has turned the river near the national historic battlefield into an attraction. >> it's incredible that something like a storm like that can dump this much water off that -- that fast. is amazing. >> it's just rushing through. and coming dangerously close to the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: the monocacy river continued to swell through the afternoon cresting at 21 feet. >> it's really rare for us totable see water -- to actually see water. >> reporter: into chris' backyard, they watched as trees disappeared from view trying to measure the flood. >> this is my very first hurricane and i don't know how the river is going to react. >> reporter: or how people are react to the will be will react to the -- will react to the extreme conditions. too much for two men attempting to use that raft to float down these flooded fields. frederick county fire and walkersville volunteer crews used a tower truck and a boat to rescue them. barbara hubbard says even the dogs were ready to venture out to see the damage. >> they got cabin fever too. [ laughter
devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a lot is being accomplished. for example, we have utility workers from around the country helping to restore power. but when you have people who have no heat, no power, people standing in gas lines, it's understandable that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of
>>> sandy's wake. the superstorm leaves behind a trail of destruction, killing people, destroying communities and plunging millions into darkness. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones. >> never thought i would see what i saw today ever. >> and the storm keeps churning while the worst may be over for the east coast, sandy delivers wind, rain and snow to inland areas. >>> it was a surprise. we thought it was just going to rain. >> and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the historic storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled s
. ahead the aftermath of superstorm sandy. president obama took a tour of the damage today. you will get to see some of it as well. >> and we will catch up on the presidential campaign nearing the finish line now with just six days to go. mitt romney pours big bucks into some of the swing states that he may be losing. >>> i'm michael finley. ahead on 7 on your side, the frustration of automatic bill pay. >>> there is a new presidential order today. 15 minute rule for federal agencies to respond to requests for help in new jersey. residents of the jersey shore are have lost their homes and businesses to superstorm sandy. abc 7 news reporter david louie is in the newsroom now with video of the destruction. david? >> superstorm storm sandy has done an estimated $20 billion in property damage, much of it along the new jersey shore. recovery it on the mind of residents but the biggest challenge is where and how to get started. the damage is widespread. the scope of the destruction is best seen from overhead. miles of new jersey shoreline, a summer play ground for generations have been battere
. >>> superstorm sandy is leaving her mark on more than a dozen states with one of her biggest impacts come coming to the biggest city in the u.s. >> the new york city area hit with flooding and damaging winds and massive blaze also last night. and take a look at these dramatic pictures, a raging fire related to the storm destroyed at least 50 homes in queens, new york. this is in the beachtown of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. the fire started around 11:00 last night, and it went to six alarms. a real disaster there coming out of the storm. >> at the height of the storm last night, several hospitals in new york city evacuated patients after power and flooding became a problem. and back-up generators failed. the evacuations included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care center. they were carried down flights of stairs still on battery powered respirators. >>> surging water from sandy flooded several bus garages and tunnels in the city. the transit chore chairman says in the 108 years, it has never faced a disaster as devastating as last night. >> battery park
customizable 2013 smart. >>> we're going to get back to superstorm sandy aftermath in just a minute. first, just in to "the situation room," we're ready now to release a brand new cnn/orc poll in the critically important swing state of colorado. look at this, it shows a very tight race. president obama at 50%, mitt romney at 48%. that effectively is a dead heat given the poll's 3.5-point sampling error. cnn's national correspondent john king is in denver for us right now. john, you're taking a closer look at this poll. what else are you finding? >> reporter: wolf, because of that dead heat you can feel the intensity as both campaigns try to gin upturnout including in the early voting period which ends tomorrow here in colorado. both candidates doing well where they need to, you might say a slight edge for the president. i'll show you what i mean. in denver and bolder, the two biggest urban areas in the state of colorado, more democratic voters. 63% for the president, 34% for governor romney in the urban areas of denver and bolder. that's what the president needs to keep for turnout on elec
the lower east side of manhattan. this morning, superstorm sandy, as she is called, has been continuing to rain havoc on the east coast. certainly happened here in new york city. today there are rescues under way. thousands of people in danger, potentially, in three towns in bergen county, new jersey, after a levee break there. right now an enormous fire is burning in the queens section of new york. 50 homes have destroyed. a transformer explosion to tell you about. ripped through the night as people described a powerful explosion, very loud. look at those pictures. update you on what happened at that con ed plant. 260 patients including babies from the nicu evacuated from a major hospital in new york city. historic record-breaking flooding consuming manhattan and parts of the northeast, as well. homes are under water and more than 6 million people are in the dark this morning. transportation is at a standstill. could be days before things get back to normal. cnn is covering the aftermath of the storm, and superstorm sandy's next path, like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 3
.com. . >>> superstorm sandy has pounded huge portions of the northeast and mid-atlantic at this hour, we know at least 16 people have died. more than 7 million people have been plunged into the dark and local officials have been stunned by the damage and devastation. good tuesday morning. i'm chris jansing reporting live from new york and parts of new york city are underwater this morning. the images from lower manhattan shows cars half submerged. tunnels, subways and the financial district flooded. all of lower manhattan is in the dark. some of those outages caused by a con ed substation that exploded overnight. more than 1.5 million have lost power across new york city, long island and westchester. now we also want to show you these pictures from breezy point, queens, at least 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. further east at least seven homes on fire island have fallen into the ocean. atlantic city, new jersey, took the full force of sandy when it came ashore around 8:00 last night. people that defied an evacuation order are trapped there now. roads are impassable. serious damage is being repor
back to normal. the devastation from superstorm sandy, is massive. in aftermath of storm 39 people are dead tonight, in manhattan, 18 people. more than 8 million people are without power, here in network america city especially, much of manhattan still without power, we'll cover other parts of the region as well, city's transit system still shut down and could be for days, but the thousand mile wide storm is moving west today across pennsylvania, and ohio. with winds near 50-miles an hour, it will head back to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point pleasant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it started with you you gerri. look at
to the aftermath of superstorm sandy. it has moved away from the shore and now the recovery begins. sandy killed more than 50 people and more than 8 million people lost power. hundreds of thousands had their homes damaged or destroyed all together. further inland sandy has dumped up to 2 feet of snow on many parts of the appalachians and forecasters say it can contribute to flooding in pa
on superstorm sandy. the lights are starting to come back on for some families in the northeast, but not fast enough for others. five days after the storm more than 2.5 million customers are without power across 15 states and d.c., and the heartache is also growing for lots of families with the storm now blamed for 106 deaths in the u.s. overall, it's left 175 people dead, including the victims in canada and the caribbean. meanwhile, national guard troops are continuing to search and rescue. they are also helping to clear debris so crews can get the power back on and deliver food to people who need it. in new york, after a lot of criticism, mayor michael bloomberg cancelled the new york city marathon for the first time in 42 years. it's never been cancelled. it was set to take place tomorrow. no decision yet on whether it will be rescheduled. and at noon eastern, gas line will start being rationed in 12 counties in new jersey. to cut down on long lines at gas stations, people can only buy gas on odd-numbered days like today if their license plates end in an odd number. same goes for the even
to get gas into his state as quickly as possible. why? because superstorm sandy has shut down many gas stations in new york and new jersey leaving folks waiting in line for hours. now, cuomo says he has signed an executive order to waive the tax and registration requirements on fuel tankers. susan canne candioti. it's incredible when we hear the stories now. you have lines stretching for miles at some of these stations. you have some folks that have just absolutely have h it, and now there's a story about a driver in new york arrested after allegedly pulling out a gun on another driver. tell us what happened. >> reporter: suzanne, it's remarkable. that's right. that happened in queens, new york. police arrested a man who allegedly cut line in the gas line and pulled a gun on a customer who challenged him about cutting into the line. that's when police moved in and arrested this guy. you have to imagine there are occasional dust-ups that we have seen, short tempers in these very long lines. both yesterday and today. people get frustrated, but overall, i have noticed the people that we h
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